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Eco DIY: Carbon Neutral Christmas Lights

by Nikki Algar December 1, 2013 Conservation

Matthew James Taylor explains how to make your own Carbon Neutral Christmas Lights from recycled materials. Click here to find out how… I’d like to see a pedal-powered version of this… it could light up the whole house, and just think of all the mince pies you could burn off in the process.

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Global map of straw bale houses and other natural homes and builders

by Nikki Algar September 17, 2007 EcoHouse

This great map shows locations and photos of low-impact homes from around the world. You can see straw bale, cob, earthship, hempcrete, timber frame, off-grid, strawclay and cordwood homes. Some details link directly to websites where you can find more information about individual projects. There’s also a map of low-impact home builders here. Thanks to […]

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BP asks motorists to reduce their carbon emissions with ‘targetneutral’ campaign

by Nikki Algar August 25, 2006 Climate Change

This week saw oil giant BP launch their targetneutral scheme in an effort to encourage motorists to offset their carbon emissions. How? By registering as a targetneutral member, calculating the amount of CO2 you produce annually and paying a fee to support worldwide projects that reduce the equivalent amount of CO2 you produce by driving. […]

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Cape Town turns to wind-generated electricity

by Nikki Algar August 3, 2006 EcoEnergy

The City of Cape Town has just signed a 20 year contract to buy wind energy from a yet-to-be-built generating farm at Darling on the West Coast (in South Africa). “Ultimately we would like to see Cape Town become one of the world’s leaders in sustainable energy,” said city mayor Helen Zille in a statement […]

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Huge Impact of Reducing Packaging

by Nikki Algar April 26, 2006 Recycling

Nature’s Path produce a range of organic breakfast cereals in Canada. They claim to have always been concerned about their use of packaging. To that extent, they offer bulk packs of most of their cereal products and always use recycled cardboard to package them. One of their latest sustainability initiative includes resizing their cereal boxes […]

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